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“Reorganization to me is shuffling boxes, moving boxes around. Transformation means that you’re really fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, the way it leads. It’s a lot more than just playing with boxes.” – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
By any definition, by any stretch of the imagination, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a transformational event that has affected, either directly or indirectly (probably both) each and every person on the planet. That the “story” of COVID-19 being knocked off the front page by the media (like “climate change” before it) and replaced by the upcoming Presidential election in the States along the appointment of a new Judge to the Supreme Court (which are interrelated), tells me that people are increasingly accepting the existence of COVID-19 in their daily calculus.
So, I believe we can start contemplating what the world will look like post COVID. What changes were made in the run-up to peak-COVID? Which are here to stay? And to what extent and form? What “new” will exist? What “old” will not?
But I don’t believe this will result in a “Brave New World” with the entire planet becoming a “world state”; a single government that overseas the entire planet and whose ruling class is qualified and selected by their intelligence (as portrayed in the dystopian novel of the same name written by Aldous Huxley).
First, I am not sure there is anyone on the planet presently who is intelligent enough to set the standard for intelligence; but certainly, there is argument for the standards being set for the absence of intelligence.
But what does the future hold? Especially the future of work? Is the change good? What are some of the pros and cons? What are the risks?
By: Joseph Paris
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The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming the way businesses operate faster and more profoundly than possibly any other event in the history of the world.
Decisions and plans that would normally have taken months of deliberations were made in moments. What didn’t work, or didn’t work well enough, were refined and deployed in real-time.
The challenge on the production floor will be the reconciliation of the conflicts that abound between doing the job and following the protocols established. For instance, how can it be ensured that social distancing restrictions are maintained during meetings, daily production activity, and shift handovers?
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… are you and your organization Ready?
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I am Joseph Paris; and I help companies become high-performance organizations by using operational excellence to be in a “state of readiness“.
In addition to my masterclass and workshop, contact me if you need a dynamic and impactful speaker to deliver a keynote, or plenary/breakout session for your corporate event or conference. I am also an experienced event chairperson, panelist or panel moderator.
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WEBINAR: How to Achieve a Superior Level of Operational Excellence: The State of Readiness Model
Today’s business climate is full of volatility. Many companies find themselves in a race with the clock for their survival. The ones making it have learned how to adapt quickly. They can predict threats, identify opportunities and respond to situations in real-time. This doesn’t happen by chance, but is by design and is orchestrated by leaders who decided to bring their organizations to a ‘State of Readiness’.
Joseph Paris and Gero Decker, Co-Founder and CEO of Signavio, will have a live conversation on what it means and what it takes to become a high-performance organization.
It is undoubtedly and incontrovertibly true that global extreme poverty has declined as capitalism has driven globalization – the trade between and among nations – to increase over time. Certainly, there are arguments to be made that the growth in wealth has also been increasingly concentrated in the hands of fewer people, but the world as a whole has benefited.
The charts below from Our World in Data, showing the number of people living in extreme poverty from 1820 to present, clearly demonstrate that the economic benefit of globalization has been as positive as it has been apparent.
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– 30% work at companies with greater than 10,000 employees
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In this video/audio episode of the SoR podcast, I invite Dr. Morphis Tsalikidis, PhD.
We discuss the impact we are seeing from the COVID pandemic on business operations and especially with regards to CI/OpEx programs; what actions have been taken, what results have been realized, and we suppose and ponder what the future might hold.
This episode finds one of our regular guests, Don Burshnick, standing in for Ant;erboy as co-host.
We start by talking about the successful launch and recovery of SpaceX’s manned space mission then welcome our guests who share a variety of topics including; Agile, wearing masks and social responsibilities, feminist agendas, libertarianism, and more..
This will be a new podcast that will delve into the profession of Supply Chain and Logistics with the hosts being Ron Leibman and Joseph Paris who together have decades of experience in helping companies from around the world organize and optimize their supply chains, warehousing, and transportation.
From legal issues to operational challenges, each episode will focus on some topic that supply chain professionals and businesses will benefit from being aware of and understanding.
We are faced with a “wicked problem” and we don’t know what we don’t know. We are not even sure what we do know (or think we know).
One thing is for certain; this event will be studied for years to come as data is gathered, scrubbed, and harmonized so that proper analysis can take place. Contained in this article are some insights.
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